what have you got to say for yourself?


what have you got to say for yourself?
what have you got to say for yourself? spoken phrase
used for asking someone what explanation or excuse they have for their bad behaviour
Thesaurus: ways of asking questions and making requestshyponym to ask a question or questionssynonym
Main entry: say

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • have something to say for yourself — have something/a lot/nothing/etc to say for yourself phrase to be fairly/​very/​not at all keen to talk, especially about yourself and your reasons for doing something He didn’t have a lot to say for himself. She’s always got far too much to say… …   Useful english dictionary

  • have nothing to say for yourself — have something/a lot/nothing/etc to say for yourself phrase to be fairly/​very/​not at all keen to talk, especially about yourself and your reasons for doing something He didn’t have a lot to say for himself. She’s always got far too much to say… …   Useful english dictionary

  • say for oneself — phrasal : to offer as an excuse or justification what have you got to say for yourself …   Useful english dictionary

  • say — say1 W1S1 [seı] v past tense and past participle said [sed] third person singular says [sez] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(express something in words)¦ 2¦(give information)¦ 3¦(mean)¦ 4¦(think that something is true)¦ 5¦(show/be a sign of something)¦ 6¦(speak the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • say — say1 [ seı ] (3rd person singular says [ sez ] ; past tense and past participle said [ sed ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 express something using words ▸ 2 have opinion ▸ 3 mean something ▸ 4 give information/orders ▸ 5 show what someone/something is like ▸ 6… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • say — I UK [seɪ] / US verb Word forms say : present tense I/you/we/they say he/she/it says UK [sez] / US present participle saying past tense said UK [sed] / US past participle said *** Get it right: say: Unlike the verb tell, the verb say is never… …   English dictionary

  • say — 1 /seI/ verb past tense and past participle said /sed/ 3rd person singular says USE WORDS 1 WORD/SOUND (T) to pronounce a word or sound: “What did you say?” | “I m so tired” she said. | say hello/goodbye etc: She left without even saying goodbye …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • have — [ weak əv, həv, strong hæv ] (3rd person singular has [ weak əz, həz, strong hæz ] ; past tense and past participle had [ weak əd, həd, strong hæd ] ) verb *** Have can be used in the following ways: as an auxiliary verb in perfect tenses of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • what — W1S1 [wɔt US wa:t, wʌt] pron, determiner, predeterminer [: Old English; Origin: hwAt] 1.) used to ask for information or for someone s opinion ▪ What are you doing? ▪ What subjects did you enjoy most? ▪ What colour is the new carpet? ▪ What s… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • have — have1 W1S1 [v, əv, həv strong hæv] auxiliary v past tense and past participle had [d, əd, həd strong hæd] third person singular has [z, əz, həz strong hæz] [: Old English; Origin: habban] 1.) used with past participles to form ↑perfect tenses ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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